The Montana Outdoor Coalition exists to protect that outdoor heritage by standing up for outdoor recreation activities of all kinds—from hunting, fishing, and trapping, to motorized recreation on public lands, to birdwatchers, hikers, backpackers and enthusiasts of other outdoor activities.
We are not a green decoy group—we do not take money from out-of-state environmental groups who do not share Montana values. The Montana Outdoor Coalition is made up of real sportsmen and sportswomen who are dedicated to protecting outdoor recreation in Montana.
A selection from our quick facts series.
True or False: Montana's Congressional delegation favors privatizing federal lands?
False for all three members of our Congressional delegation have consistently been on the record against privatizing public lands and improving access to public lands. You can confirm for yourself by accessing the public lands statements for Senator Tester, Senator Daines, and Congressman Gianforte.
Claims to the contrary that any of these three politicians are attempting to sell or privatize public lands is a false political narrative.
True or False: Increasing amounts of public land are inaccessible in Montana?
False, most public land in Montana has legal access. A study by a legislative interim committee in 2016 found that only 10% of public land in Montana did not have legal access via a public road, easement, or waterway. And for many parcels in that 10%, permission-based access is available over private land.
The Montana legislature has prioritized funding for access easements to public land and put in place a new tax incentive program to increase access through private lands.
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